Sometimes when we Dominicans ask for guidance, we already have a sense of what we want to hear. At such times, receiving guidance can be difficult, because we donâ€™t want to hear anything that appears to be in opposition to we wish for.
Take for example the up coming 2010 elections; itâ€™s almost impossible these days to turn on your radio for you not hear some type of political talk show â€“ itâ€™ has become a constant battle of words between Labourites, UWPites and Freedom-rites.
If there was an award for the Caribbean island with most radio talks, Dominica would definitely be a top nominee. If is one thing we Dominicans are good at itâ€™s talk, while our island economy is in shambles.
Therefore, one of the most important qualities we need to learn as nation, is to trust in divine guidance, which help us maintain an open mind, particularly with the up-and-coming 2010 general election. It helps to acknowledge what we want as individuals, and then to symbolically set it aside, making room for whatever wisdom comes through to us. Over time we will begin to recognize when we were able to hear correctly and when we were not.
Itâ€™s time we begin to trust in divine guidance, and likewise maintain an open mind on all the decisions we make for the sake of our country and its future.